Seaside House Team: compassionate. exceptional. professional.
Michael Walsh is a Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional and Certified Intervention Professional with extensive knowledge, experience and understanding of the treatment industry from pre-admission/Intervention through the admissions process, case management, client services and continuing care coordination for patients and alumni. He has also worked extensively in the area of post discharge monitoring for licensed professionals and others.
Michael began career working for the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services helping “at risk youth” transition to and from behavioral health programs. He holds a Master's Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling. He has been involved with Collegiate Recovery programs for much of his career and has helped numerous young adults and their families navigate the process from Intervention and Treatment through early recovery and transition back to school.
He has presented at many national and international conferences, Colleges/Universities, High Schools and community functions as both a Treatment Professional and as a person in long term recovery. Michael also writes a column called "Industry Insider" in Counselor Magazine.
Originally from Boston, Michael is a man in long term Recovery who has lived and worked in the South Florida area for 2 decades. Michael enjoys Golf, working out and spending time with his wife, friends, family, dogs and living the life of his dreams.
Dr. Mangrola is one of the most preeminent addiction psychiatrists in South Florida and has been practicing psychiatry for over 30 years. Dr. Mangrola graduated from Baroda Medical College in Gujarat, India in 1981, and then the Medical College of Georgia in 1982. Dr. Mangrola then completed a residency at Oregon State Hospital before relocating to Florida where he has been in private practice for more than 27 years. Dr. Mangrola is a Five Board Certified Psychiatrist; these board certifications include:
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certified for Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certified for Addiction Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certified for Forensic Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certified for Psychosomatic Medicine
American Board of Addiction Medicine, Certified in Addiction Medicine
Dr. Mangrola has years of experience with different prestigious programs, such as Columbia Hospital, Caron Renaissance, and Crossroads Centre Antigua. Dr. Mangrola’s focus is on serving the needs of individuals with addiction and other psychiatric issues and he has done extensive work with addictive disorders and co-occurring diagnoses. In addition to being the Medical Director of Wellness Resource Center, Dr. Mangrola is also affiliated with both Jupiter Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital.
Raju Mangrola, MD
Doctor Lynn Hankes is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Over 30 years ago, he was among the 100 pioneer physicians in the entire country certified in Addiction Medicine, and he is also and honored Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Hankes is a Clinical Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He served 13 years as the full-time Director of the Washington Physician Health Program, and he is alos a Past President of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs.
Dr. Hankes served on the Advisory Board of the Air Line Pilots Association and is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Professional Resource Network, a program that facilitates the rehabilitation of health professionals with substance use and mental disorders.
Lynn Hankes, MD, FSAM
Dan Perzanoski is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Family Recovery Counselor with extensive knowledge, experience and understanding of the needs of clients and families battling the disease of addiction. His experiences rangefrom pre-admission/Intervention through the admissions process, case management, family case management, client services, family services, family recovery advocate, and continuing care coordination for patients, families, and alumni.
Dan began his career as an Active Duty U.S. Marine serving both in the Continental United States and many overseas locations. Upon his honorable discharge, Dan began his passion for working with families at Klingberg Family Centers in New Britain, Connecticut, a program whose mission was to receive children from Department of Youth Services in Connecticut tohelp “at risk youth” and their family’s transition to healthier state of being. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human ServicesCounseling, and has been a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor since 1999. Dan’s passion to serve clients and their families impacted by the disease of addiction, has lead him down a wide and varied path of services and locations from New England, to Virginia, and here to South Florida. Dan has served in the following capacities: Child Development Specialist, Inpatient and Outpatient Counselor, Juvenile Probation/Substance Abuse Assessment Officer, Adult Court Service Officer, Cognitive Behavioral Substance Abuse Counselor, and most recently as Family Service Director for Family Recovery.
Originally from Connecticut, Dan has lived and worked in the South Florida area for 4 years. Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and Family, working out, playing and relaxing on the beautiful beaches and inlets of Jupiter, Florida, and relishing in a world where there is a solution and long term recovery is possible.
Betty Berg, CASAC
Betty comes to Seaside House with an extensive history of working with alcoholics and addicts. She began in NYC at Smithers Institute in 1987, and has worked both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs with addicts, and their families. Betty worked as Director of services at Alina Lodge and Directory at Inner Harbor, a transitional living facility. She is a talented, thoughtful, and valued member of the Seaside House team.
Betty believes that the hard work begins when primary treatment ends, and the placement of residents in aftercare is of utmost importance. She knows from her personal and professional experience that people can heal from this disease, one day at a time, with honesty, open mindedness, and willingness. We are confident that both our residents and their family members will enjoy working with Betty in family conference sessions.
Greg works as a recovery coach with Seaside House and is an important part of the team, as he offers peer support and encouragement to the residents on their path towards a new life of sobriety. Greg obtained his sobriety a few days before turning 21 years of age, and now with over 4 years in recovery he brings valuable experience and insight to our young residents.
With over three years of experience in the transitional field, and a strong presence in the local recovery community, Greg continually assists our residents through one-on-one daily interaction. His work has impacted the residents by assisting them in building strong ties in the local community, setting them on the path of success.
Lead Recovery Coach
As the Director of Operations, Matt brings over fifteen years of experience overseeing all operations in a variety of commercial settings. A Navy veteran but also a true Florida native, he plays a critical role at Seaside House. He works to ensure the house is running smoothly, and also works directly with the residents of the house. He is a committed waterman and shares that passion with all.
Matt has an extensive professional and military background that has given him the ability be a calm, organized, and compassionate leader. Matt is dedicated to being a positive influence with all Seaside House residents and staff, ever present with a kind word and a smile. He is a decorated U.S. Navy Veteran of Foreign Wars who served in the Middle East and European theatre during Operation Desert Storm. His professional career includes distribution supervision and sales, case management, and operations management.
Matt is a man who passionately works toward making life better, for others. He works with Veterans in need, and tirelessly leads the Seaside House operations team to ensure the highest level of support of our clinical team, staff, and residents. Matt is also a devoted father to three, amazing daughters.
Josh was raised in south New Jersey, but found his way to Florida through his personal path of recovery, understanding the critical importance of changing the entire landscape of a lifestyle once the decision is made to begin recovery. He was raised in a happy, stable home, was a good student and athlete. As every decent opportunity in his life slipped from his hands due to his use of drugs and alcohol, he made the most powerful choice of his life - to change locations and begin a new life. Josh's journey led him to Seaside House, which he describes as a "huge blessing."
Josh is proud to have almost two years of sobriety behind him and is happy to embrace his role of being a positive peer recovery coach at Seaside House, constantly striving to make a difference with the residents. His plans are to continue to grow in his own sobriety while showing the residents that hard work and dedication make anything possible.
Chris is an energetic, lively, and talented asset to the Seaside House team. Chris was raised in Wilmington, Delaware, attended college and played division 1 soccer at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He brings to Seaside energy and an attitude of teamwork that encourages both staff and residents to be the best they can be, while enjoying an active lifestyle.
Chris began his personal road to recovery by residing at Caron. He knows the infinite quality of life that sobriety offers, as he is a Seaside Alumni, currently attending Florida Atlantic University (FAU), as is preparing to continue his career as a Division 1 athlete. With this busy schedule, he works with Seaside House as a peer, recovery coach.